October 24, 2016
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African News Summary


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 Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa:

UN to Meet on Global Economic Crisis   
Effects on developing countries at top of agenda

American Shot Dead in Mauritania 
Witnesses say two armed men shot the American dead in Nouakchott after he resisted a kidnap attempt

Somali Pirates Release Hijacked Dutch Vessel 
Released vessel, 'MV Marathon,' was seized May 7 in Gulf of Aden

Awakening Africa’s Sleeping Giant   
New study says continent’s Guinea Savannah could become a major agricultural powerhouse

Guinea-Bissau Election Campaign Enters Final Days   
Eleven candidates are running to succeed long-time President Joao Bernardo Vieira, who was killed in March

Tsvangirai Mission Draws to a Close with Mixed Results   
UK offers Zimbabwe limited humanitarian aid, joins other donors in making larger recovery pledges conditional on political and economic reform

Safer Treatment Found for AIDS-Related Cancer in Developing Countries 
Approach developed in United States in 1990s helps cut mortality in Africa today

USA Takes on World's Best Team at Confederations Cup 
USA team prepares for semi-final showdown with Confederations Cup Group A winner Spain, which is considered best team in world

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